This jam tasted great! It was one more way to use up my pears. I didn't change the recipe too much - I only added 4 cups sugar, instead of 5. I used the juice of one lemon instead of peeling and chopping it - that's just too much work. I also didn't want any seeds in my jam. A correction for the recipe - it yeilds about 8 half-pints (jelly jars), not 8 pints.